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NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical: Air Conditioner Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Acura MDX AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302007

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear fan stopped working for A/C & heat. Mechanic assumed it was a bad fan motor, but later discovered it was a faulty R&R power transistor. He said they've seen a few of these on the MDX's. we replaced the old one with a new part and it works correctly now.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The air conditioner was blowing hot air. The dealer discovered that the condenser had a hole in it and as a result it had leaked out all of the refrigerant. They think it may have been caused by a rock. As a result of that assessment, this repair is not covered under the warranty even though the car has 22,000 miles/21 months and is well within the 4 yr/50,000 mile warranty.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

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